Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements to its codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both Emirates and SAA customers. Pending governmental approval, SAA and Emirates have signed an enhanced commercial partnership which will see the relationship between the two carriers grow and strengthen their already successful codeshare agreement signed in 1997, across a wide spectrum of commercial and customer touch points. “This agreement marks a significant forward step in the execution of our strategy and in transforming our business. It will enable us … Continue reading Emirates and South African Airways to expand strategic partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement

SWISSPORT ACCELERATES ITS EXPANSION IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Swissport is further expanding its business in the Middle East with new contracts from the Dutch airline KLM and the largest Indian carrier IndiGo. The Swiss aviation services company, global market leader of airport ground services and cargo handling, will provide KLM with ground handling services in Dammam. IndiGo will initially be handled by Swissport at Jeddah, followed by Dammam and Riyadh. As of 1 February 2019, Swissport will be providing the full range of ground services from passenger services to ramp operations to the Dutch airline KLM for its ten weekly flights at King-Fahd airport in Dammam (DMM). Swissport … Continue reading SWISSPORT ACCELERATES ITS EXPANSION IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO signs an MOU

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and CSP- Abu Dhabi sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration and ensure smooth transactions between the two facilities. The MoU promises to increase the cooperation between the two companies, directly benefitting the Abu Dhabi and UAE trade and supporting the Abu Dhabi Leadership vision 2030. The signing of MoU came in conjunction with the official inauguration of CSP Terminal – Abu Dhabi. The two parties, ADT & CSP – Abu Dhabi, will facilitate a significant increase in the contribution to the non-oil GDP growth for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The agreement further … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Terminals and COSCO signs an MOU

Turkish Airlines reached 81.4% Load Factor in November 2018.

Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2018, reached 81.4% Load Factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well. According to the November 2018 Traffic Results; The passenger growth trend continued in November, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 4% -compared to the same month of 2017- reaching … Continue reading Turkish Airlines reached 81.4% Load Factor in November 2018.

Jet Set X launches at MEBAA announcing The Appointment of Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X as Aircraft of Choice and JETEX as an Official FBO for The Middle East.

The current revolution in the private aviation sector globally sees an increase in the use of private jets for business and personal flights for efficient, affordable and streamlined luxury travel experiences. Offering superior private jet travel experiences valued by luxury travellers, Jet Set X, an exclusive members only club, has appointed Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X as the aircraft of choice and JETEX as the Official FBO for The Middle Eastwith the memberships to be launched at MEBAA to provide best-in-class services for seamless travel experiences. Asad Rahman, CEO of Jet Set X said, “The members club in each major city … Continue reading Jet Set X launches at MEBAA announcing The Appointment of Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X as Aircraft of Choice and JETEX as an Official FBO for The Middle East.

THE MEBAA SHOW BRINGS HIGH QUALITY BUYERS AND SELLERS TOGETHER IN GROWING SECTOR

Quality visitors bring positive outlook to Middle East business aviation The largest business aviation event in the Middle East, The MEBAA Show, has once again attracted the crème de la crème of the global business aviation industry with 452 exhibitors alongside some of the region’s biggest buyers. H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan al Nahyan, Chairman, Presidential Flight, the Abu Dhabi based VVIP and VIP flight operator, was among the many regional VVIP visitors who took a tour of the MEBAA Show halls and examined some of the 34 aircraft on static display at the event. Boeing Business Jets took advantage … Continue reading THE MEBAA SHOW BRINGS HIGH QUALITY BUYERS AND SELLERS TOGETHER IN GROWING SECTOR

ETIHAD CARGO EXPANDS GLOBAL NETWORK WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICES TO BARCELONA

With the launch of Etihad Airways passenger services to Barcelona, Etihad Cargo has expanded its cargo capacity into Spain, providing freight forwarders and cargo customers greater access to its global network along key trade routes connecting Europe to the Middle East, Africa and Asia over its Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad launched its first scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona on November 28. Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, these operations now offer more than 23,000 tons per year of cargo capacity for the Spanish market. In addition, trucking services from gateways across Europe further compliment the … Continue reading ETIHAD CARGO EXPANDS GLOBAL NETWORK WITH LAUNCH OF SERVICES TO BARCELONA

Signing of Strategic Partnership Heads of Terms

The University of South Wales (USW), an esteemed higher education institution in the UK and the UAE, and Falcon Aviation, a key player in the aviation industry of the UAE and the MENA region, have announced their intention to establish a strategic partnership that will facilitate an integrated university-industry approach to the training and development of aircraft maintenance engineers at the MEBAA Show 2018. A  Heads of Terms, incorporating a milestone programme, was signed which sets out the expectations of the partnership to meet both organisations’ strategic intentions and industrial expectations, and a timeline for establishing the partnership. USW is … Continue reading Signing of Strategic Partnership Heads of Terms

MEBAA SHOW REVEALS POSITIVE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Business aviation show opens with new launches, new aircraft, renewed optimism The MEBAA Show 2018 opened its doors today to a host of new exhibitors, exciting new aircraft and ground-breaking new technology solutions. Taking place every two years, The MEBAA Show is the largest business aviation event in the Middle East, with this year’s edition attracting more than 450 exhibitors and 34 stunning business jets on static display. The three-day event began with a royal tour by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman, Dubai … Continue reading MEBAA SHOW REVEALS POSITIVE BUSINESS OUTLOOK